A TOWN LIKE ALICE
PBS, Sundays to Nov. 8,9p.m.
For decades, Australia's chief entertainment export was raw talent. The land of English immigrants was a billabong from which promising young artists, actors and singers lost little time in emigrating. Then, out of government grants and an informal consortium of gifted newcomers, there emerged an Australian film industry, which in the past decade has become the world's most vital national cinema, extravagantly creative, fiercely indigenous.
Now, some of those same film makers are bending their energies to improving the quality of Australian television, and programs...